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Metropolitan Museum Publishes Website Devoted to Materials and Techniques of Drawings and Prints

The Metropolitan Museum devoted a new section on their website to the materials and techniques of prints and drawings. Nadine Orenstein, Curator in Charge of the Department of Drawings and Prints, informs us that the first section of the website – on prints – is now live. The print section introduces all common printmaking techniques, such as woodcut, engraving, etching, silkscreen, and lithograph. Pictures and short videos take the reader through the processes of how each type of print is created. This new resource will be of use to teachers, students, and works on paper enthusiasts.The section on drawings is scheduled to appear online in the Summer of 2019.

The prints were produced by Elizabeth┬áZanis at the Leroy Neiman Center for Printmaking at Columbia University and photographed by┬áPaul Lachenauer. Freyda Spira, Associate Curator at the Met, managed the project and the texts were written by the Met’s print curators. Michael Cirigliano managed the production.

The pages are available on

Still from one of the videos, showing how engravings are made

Still from one of the videos, showing how engravings are made